PUERTO RICO RECONSTRUCCIÓN - Hacienda de Puerto Rico paga 77 millones a 3.659 patronos afectados por huracanes

VENEZUELA CRISIS - Uruguay no tiene claro que haya crímenes de lesa humanidad en Venezuela

MÉXICO CINE - "Pájaros de verano" y "Zama", favoritas en la quinta edición de Premios Fénix

GENTE - Will Smith, el tipo enrollado de Hollywood, cumple 50 años

SIRIA CONFLICTO - EE.UU. le advierte a Rusia que entregar misiles a Siria provocará una "escalada"

COLOMBIA PAZ - El ELN dice que solo actuará en "la legalidad del Estado" cuando haya un acuerdo

SIRIA CONFLICTO - EE.UU. advierte a Rusia que entregar misiles a Siria provocará una "escalada"

ONU ASAMBLEA VENEZUELA - El ministro Borrell pide en la ONU atender nuevas crisis como la de Venezuela

MÉXICO ALCOHOLISMO - De la pertenencia a la esclavitud: el camino de un joven al alcoholismo

ONU ASAMBLEA - Presidente iraní dice que grandes líderes construyen "puentes" y no "muros"

El Comercio de Colorado

Creador de arma impresa en 3D es detenido en Taiwán por cargos de agresión sexual infantil

Gobierno de Trump retirará 260 millones de dólares a investigaciones sobre cáncer, VIH/sida y otros para cubrir custodia de niños inmigrantes

¿Por qué las víctimas de abuso sexual solo recuerdan ciertos momentos?

Sentencia a Bill Cosby: ¿Irá a la cárcel el comediante de 81 años?

Venezuela: Retienen a reconocido periodista al intentar salir del país

La nominación de Brett Kavanaugh se está complicando cada vez más

Rod Rosenstein, subsecretario de Justicia de EE.UU., espera ser despedido

Iván Duque firmará un decreto para incautar la dosis mínima en las calles de Colombia

Gobierno Trump busca bloquear visas y green cards para quienes que sean propensos a usar ciertos beneficios públicos

EN VIVO: Asamblea General de la ONU celebra la Cumbre por la Paz de Nelson Mandela

Colorado is dry

Colorado is dry

Colorado is dry
May 24
13:58 2018

DROUGHT WORSENS IN THE SOUTH

Newsroom/El Comercio de Colorado

According to the most recent report from the US Drought Monitor, 82 per cent of Colorado territory is under some state of draught. Thirty-four counties are listed on the report showing severe, extreme or exceptional droughts. This situation is particularly serious. A year ago, no county of the state was officially under draught, but about 12 per cent of the state was showing mild signs of draught. The lack of snowpack during the most recent winter is the cause of the current draught.

Karl Wetlaufer, hydrologist from the United State Department of Agriculture (USDA), assures that the lack of snow will continue to have consequences during the rest of the year. This expert believes there are reasons to worry about the reduction of hydric resources in the south and center of Colorado. Wetlaufer talks about a possible restriction in water supply for human and commercial consumption. Also, the scarcity of water and the dry soil creates the conditions for an active wildfire season.

Affected areas

US Drought Monitor measures draught in five categories. The exceptional drought, which is the worst, has been present in Southern Colorado. The most affected areas are Montezuma and part of the La Plata, Dolores, Archuleta, San Miguel, San Juan and Montrose counties. Sections of Las Ánimas, Huérfano, Custer, Saguache, Alamosa and Costilla counties moved from the second to last category, extreme drought, to the worst possible category, exceptional drought, in the middle of May.

Meanwhile, the abnormally drought, first level of draught expanded over the northern areas of the state. However, there are some positive developments. The level of severe draught faded from most of Moffat and Rio Blanco counties, in the western area of the state. In these two counties the draught fell to a moderate level. Conditions remain stable in the rest of the state. The draught report indicates that the recent rains reduced the extension of the abnormally and moderate drought in the northern part of the state.

Share

About Author

admin

admin

Related Articles

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

There are no comments at the moment, do you want to add one?

Write a comment

Write a Comment

Your email address will not be published.
Required fields are marked *

PUBLICIDAD

Edición Virtual | #321 | 13 de septiembre 2018

Subscríbase GRATIS aquí

Subscribe to our mailing list

* indicates required

Síganos en las Redes Sociales

Stock Market

Clima Denver

Propaganda Billboards

wordpress blog stats